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The best part about cool evenings and summer ending is that “all things cozy” is perfectly acceptable : ) . Getting my soup game on again in prep for the 1st day of Autumn, which just so happens to be FRIDAY!! Anyone else excited? . . Seriously, I’m going to celebrate 🙌🏼🍂🍁Making plans... well, thinking of plans. Any ideas?? at Portland, Oregon


Today is the final recipe for this 4 part series!  Hope you all had fun with the protein powder recipes. My last labor of love is a welcome mat to Autumn (seriously one of my favorite seasons). Muffins! 🍂🍁🐿🍂 . How about some Spiced Sweet Potato Chai muffins?  Y’all are not ready.  And P.S. - this recipe might be one of my best EVER.  Let me know what you think.  Recipe below! • • • Part IV is “Bake it!” Spiced Sweet Potato Chai muffins made with w/ the addition of @kuranutrition Chai Plant Based Vegan Protein. You can feel full and totally satisfied.  Get 20% off @kuranutrition ‘s products by using CK20 at checkout. #ad --- Sweet Potato Chai Muffins 35g ( ⅓ cup or 1 ¼ packets) Kura Chai Plant Based Vegan Protein 220g (1 ⅔ cups ) Gluten free 1 to 1 flour 200g (1 ¼ cups) coconut sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 222g (1 cup) sweet potato puree 171g (¾ cup) ghee (or butter), room temp 75g (¼ cup) coconut yogurt 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla TOPPING: 143g (3/4 cup) brown sugar 34g (1/2 cup) walnuts 1 ½  teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour 70g (1/3 cup) butter 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin tins with coconut spray. 2. Mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. 3. Add the wet to the dry, being careful not to overmix. 4. For topping, combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir. Using a fork, cut in butter. 5. Add the batter to the tins and cover each muffin with the topping. Bake for 12-15 minutes. at Portland, Oregon


Today consisted of a whole lotta goooooooodness. It also consisted of way less light ( I do love you Autumn but....😆.). So I’ll be getting up extra early tomorrow to finish shooting this new recipe!! Stay tuned!! . Confession: I definitely roasted sweet potatoes in my fireplace this morning and used them in this recipe. Basically ..... 🙌🏼 (more in stories!!) at Portland, Oregon


Totally excited to share Part III of this week’s series!  So you all know how much I LOVE ice cream, right?  Always experimenting with it...and who cares if it’s the end of summer :-) It’s never too late to enjoy ice cream. Especially when chocolate is involved. . . • Why not try a little protein to remix a cold treat?  Basically you have a win win situation here, friends! Let me know what you think.  Recipe below! • • Part III is “Freeze It”! This smooth and rich Vegan Peanut butter chocolate ice cream featuring @kuranutrition ‘s Chocolate Plant Based Vegan Protein. You can get 20% off @kuranutrition ‘s products by using CK20 at checkout. #ad --- -Vegan Peanut butter chocolate ice cream- 1 tablespoon Kura Chocolate Plant Based Vegan Protein 145g (1 cup) raw cashews 8oz. (1 cup) filtered water 4 oz. vegan, soy lecithin-free, dark chocolate, chopped 76g (½ cup) coconut sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 190g (1 cup) virgin coconut oil, melted, cooled slightly Place cashews in a small bowl and cover with filtered water. Soak for 12 hours. Melt chocolate in double boiler over medium heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and let sit, stirring occasionally, until cooled to room temp. Melt coconut oil. Allow to cool slightly. Drain cashews. Add to blender with 1 cup fresh filtered water. Transfer melted chocolate into a blender. Add Kura Chocolate Plant Based Vegan Protein, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Purée until smooth. With the motor running on low speed, slowly pour in oil and purée until creamy. Process in an ice cream maker or place in glass container and freeze until firm. Allow to warm slightly before serving. Enjoy! at Portland, Oregon


Hi friends!! It’s time to dive into this weeks recipe! I’d love to hear from YOU! Ok so in just a couple days it will be the 1st of Autumn... - can you believe it? I’m TOTALLY excited. 🍂🍁🍂🐿 . So what’s the 1st Autumn recipe you want to see on the CK blog?! Cinnamon rolls, cake, warm drinks, pies... what will it be? . Post your thoughts below, I’ll be live to chat ideas👇🏼 . . (Image shot for @anthropologie - full post on the blog home page via link in bio ✨) at Portland, Oregon


Sharing Part II of this week’s “part-time vegan” series!  Today is for my Matcha lovers :-) I’m always inspired by the creative, delicious ways to use this bright, green tea powder in my kitchen.  Below you can find the recipe for this vanilla matcha shake.  A perfect Monday morning - on the go - drink that you can shake up in no time.  Let me know what you think.  Recipe below! Part II is “Shake It”. Best part? No chalky aftertaste. I used Kura’s Vanilla Grass Fed Dairy Protein. You can get 20% off @kuranutrition ‘s products by using CK20 at checkout. #ad --- -Vanilla Matcha Shake- 40g (7.5 tablespoons) 1 packet Kura Vanilla Grass Fed Dairy Protein 436g (2 cups) Almond milk 1 teaspoon Matcha powder 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup Put all ingredients into the Kura Protein Shaker and shake. Enjoy! at Portland, Oregon


Making my way through @bonappetitmag ’s named best new restaurants in America here in Portland - how could I miss out? . First stop: @gueropdx and...... well can it be the weekend again??! Seriously delish. 🙌🏼 . So where’s your favorite spot in the city? - OR- if you’re not from here, where would be your first stop on your next visit?! at Güero No. 1 Tortas


Hi Friends! As a part-time 😂 vegan, I am always testing out protein products.  Definitely only share things with you that pass my taste test after experimenting with it in my own kitchen.  Loved working with this protein powder - the results were too tasty not to share a few. . Totally excited about the 4 recipes I developed!  Will post 1 per day this week so you have time to try it and let me know what you think. Recipe below! . • This brand is called Kura.  It’s New Zealand based and their protein products are plant based and/or made w/ grass fed dairy.  Shout out to my New Zealand foodies! (I have plans to visit early 2018!!) . • Part 1 is “Blend It”. I used a mix of Kura’s Vanilla & Berry Grass Fed Dairy Protein for a vibrant, end of summer smoothie bowl. You can get 20% off @kuranutrition ‘s products by using CK20 at checkout.   #ad ________________________________ -Berry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl- 10g (2 tablespoons) Kura Vanilla Grass Fed Dairy Protein 10g (2 tablespoons) Kura Berry Grass Fed Dairy Protein 55g (1 cup) berries, frozen (your choice!) 197g (1 cup) cashew almond milk, unsweetened 80g (½ cup) coconut chunks, frozen ½ banana . --Optional Toppings-- Chia seeds Raspberries Strawberries Kiwi Goji berries Cocoa nibs Mix protein powders, berries, milk, coconut and banana together in a blender till smooth. Pour into a bowl and arrange toppings of your choice on the top. Enjoy! at Portland, Oregon


Just in case you missed it, I released a new ice cream recipe this week because... well summer is NOT over yet!! Basically I can't ever get enough, but who can? Now I'm here at @FeastPortland for MORE ice cream goodness. 🍦🍦🍦 . I'm taste testing @Tillamook 's brand new flavor options: Pendleton Whisky & Maple and Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee and I'm like 😍🙌🏼 . Which one would you try first?! These new flavors will be released early 2018! More in stories! . #FeastOnTillamook, #FeastSmoked, #FeastPDX, #Sponsored at The Fields Park


WINNERS CHOSEN!! Thanks to everyone who entered to win my giveaway w/ @fourthandheart ! My 2 (soon to be!!) very happy ghee winners are @amradziwon & @healthy_happy_and_free -CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you enjoy cooking with your ghee as much as I do. Literally I am SUCH a fan!! - look forward to all the creative ways you'll use it! {All comments/posts are reviewed & uploaded, then the winners are chosen by a generated number} at Portland, Oregon


At the W E E K E N D . Anyone else excited?. . #ckweekends at Portland, Oregon


Hey friends!! Just home from a night out in beautiful @portland with @alaskaair for our annual @feastportland!! Still trying to settle on my favorite dish (more in stories!!) let's just say it's near impossible to choose with some of the best chefs locally and across the country cooking up their best. Couldn't have been a better night, spent with amazing friends - @carly.e.diaz @gatherandfeast @mrsheathersmall @sernst28 @aaron_knotty @themodernproper at Portland, Oregon


Hi Friends! ✨GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED ✨So if you haven’t noticed, I love my veggies. I also love the beauty found in imperfection… the “perfect mess” found in real life. I welcome the raw & authentic in my kitchen, no matter if I’m in the studio developing the next recipe for you, or simply making a pot of soup for a dinner with friends. .. • Wanted to introduce you to @imperfectproduce - a company committed to reducing produce waste. Did you know that in America, more than 20% of the fruits and vegetables we grow never make it off of farms because they aren’t perfect enough for grocery stores’ standards? Imperfect produce is changing that & I’m thrilled! • 🍊🥕🥒🍆🌶🌽 ENTER TO WIN your own box of produce delivered straight to your door! -- 1. Follow @christiannkoepke & @imperfectproduce 2. Tag a friend in the comments below (1 tag per line; tag additional friends for extra entries) _____________________________________________________________ 2 WINNERS will receive 1 box of produce. Limited to US only. Giveaway ends at 12pm PT on 19SEP. Winners will be drawn & announced here on 21SEP .   #imperfectproduce #sponsored at Portland, Oregon


✨NEW POST!!! Summer is NOT over yet, my friends! Ice cream never goes out of style in my world, so here’s a bit of goodness and inspiration for your Friday and weekend cooking. 🙌🏼 . This rose honey ice cream is *perfectly* light & airy.... almost like a frozen whipped cream & the combination of rose, black tea & honey is near perfection. 🍨🍦 . Check out the post and image collection by clicking on the link in my bio! 👉🏼 at Portland, Oregon


Allll the goodness at @paadeepdx with @judiaann @lenaskitchenblog, @foodie.passport , @sernst28 . Gearing up for @feastportland 🙌🏼 at PaaDee


So I’m cozying up tonight on my new couch, with my comfiest sweater, sipping hot cocoa... totally embracing the change of seasons and loving it!!! (Anyone else ?!!) 🌾🍃🍂☕️ . Just in case you missed it, I just released a project w/ @anthropologie featuring a before & after piece in my dining room where I share inspiration & tips on how to mix the colors of the current season with the colors of the coming season - all with the intention of savoring every moment. Link in my bio! at Portland, Oregon

15’s quite possible I made one of the best meals of my life today.... inspired by recent travels and all YOUR incredible ideas from yesterday’s weekly recipe chats!!!! Seriously. So. Good. More in stories !! at Portland, Oregon


WINNER CHOSEN!! Thank you to everyone who entered to win Part II of 3 giveaways with @AlaskaAir! Our Detroit winner is: @cosetteskitchen -CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your trip!!! My “5 Favorite Things” recap on Detroit will be out soon on the CK Blog- stay tuned! Image captured at @detroitfoundationhotel ✨ . And ps, there is still more coming so that YOU can discover your own inner explorer. Next stop - JFK this fall! ✌🏼 . *All winners are selected by Alaska Airlines: comments/posts are reviewed & uploaded, then a winner is chosen w/ a generator. at Detroit Foundation Hotel

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